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    November 15, 2012
    11:00 - 11:34pm EST  

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want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >> announcer: this is breaking news on news4 at 11. the verdict is in. a lot of people are shocked. tonight eye buoy state university student is not guilty in the stabbing death of her roommate chblt the lawyers
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claimed it was self-defense and the jury agreed. >> reporter: this tragic case was first reported as one roommate stabbing another because the music from her ipod was too loud. but after three days of testimony, we learned that this situation was much deeper than that. these were two young girls who did not like each other, and it all came to a head last home chomg weekend. and the jury decided that the way it ended was not murder. alexis simpson refused comment after being cleared of seven charges including first-degree murder in the death of her roommate dominique frasier. the juries were escorted out of the courthouse by sheff's deputies and also refused comment. of but simpson's attorneys did speak on her behalf. >> this is a self-defense case. alexis, in my mind, no doubt acted in self-defense. >> reporter: dominique's
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frasier's throat was split by simpson in the dorm they shared during homecoming of last year. the state painted simpson as the aggressor. the defense said she acted in self-defense. they say the strongest part of their case was simpson taking the stand in her own defense. >> her emotion was very genuine, and she is tremendously remorseful for this incident. it has affected her emotionally and in ways that you can only imagine. >> is there anything that you would change about the way the case was presented? >> no. we did the very best we knew how to do. we presented the evidence as it was. and the jury gave us their verdict. >> you can see simpson's family hugging and thanking the attorneys from outside of the courthouse. but for the frasier family, there is no celebration. >> dominique frasier's mother lost her own daughter. only a couple of days before her daughter's birthday. and so certainly she's grieving.
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>> reporter: now, it took the jury just a few hours to come up with this decision. prince george's state attorney says there are no winners in this tragic case. reporting live in upper marlborough, tracy wilkins, news4. breaking news in the middle east with israel on the brink of war against palestinian militants. fighting is the heaviest it's been in four years. hamas has fired more than 200 rockets into israel, killing at least three people there. in the meantime, israel's air strikes to stop the rocket fire from gaza hit dozens of hamas-related targets, including a military chief. another hamas leader is promising revenge for that death. israel is planning to increase its operations on the ground. as that violence in the middle east escalates, is it also striking a chord with many p people in our area. >> tonight opposing groups gather in the white house with protests. shomari stone has more on the
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heated exchange. >> free free palestine! >> no more rockets! >> reporter: the only thing separating these two groups is metal fence and secret service police. on one side, a pro-palestinian ral rally. >> look at you, you're happy that israel is killing and massacring palestinians. >> reporter: on the other, israel supporters. >> no more rockets! >> reporter: about 100 protesters on each side demonstrated their opinions about the violence in southern israel. they hold signs that says let gaza live, no more rockets. >> we walked from the state department to the white house because of the united states' stand with the state of israel. >> we had heard rumors there would be anti-israel protests. >> the divorce crowds include college students and people from the d.c.ing ar inarea some say hasn't done enough to help israel.
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>> we feel obama is very neut l neutral. >> reporter: both sides seem to agree that the violence must stop in order to bring peace. outside the white house, i'm shomari stone, news4. as our nation's leaders respond to what's unfolding in the middle east,s senate leaders have new intelligence on how the attack in benghazi, libya, unfolded. >> jim, we now know there is realtime drone and security camera video of that deadly attack in benghazi. but whether that will clear up what the white house knew and when remains to be seen. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed this that attack on the u.s. consulate september 11th. republicans have accused the administration of mischaracterizing the attack as a spontaneous response to an internet movie when it quickly became clear this was the planned wroshg of terrorists. now after a private cia briefing today, some democrats blame the
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initial intelligence, some republicans say there may be more to it. >> and for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> reporter: now, the senate will have two more private briefings on benghazi before reporting to the public tomorrow former cia director david petraeus will testify after a day of facing questions over another alleged cover-up, his affair. back to you. right now the national transportation safety board is on the scene of a deadly train crash in midland, texas. investigators there say a train slammed into a parade float that was headed to an event honoring wounded veterans. there were soldiers and spouses on the float. four people were killed. 17 more were injured.
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10 critically. investigators say the crossing gate and lights on the train tracks were working. there's new video tonight to shows the moment that superstorm sandy hit the new york city subway. the port authority released this video of the subways flooding at the height of the storm. city officials say lights are back on now in nearly 400 housing complexes but dozens of people there still don't have heat or hot water. president obama visited new york's hardest hit areas today. he met with parents of two boys carried away by the floodwaters in staten island. now to a hard lesson in economics. budget cuts are forcing d.c. to shut down 20 public schools but parents are fighting back to try to keep the plan from moving forward. erika gonzalez has both sides of the debate. >> reporter: if you ask dc chancellor kai ya henderson the reason to shut down schools, it's a number game.
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>> there's a boat load of more money coming in from somewhere. i have to use the resources i currently have differently. >> reporter: too few students in too many schools. enrollment has been on decline in the district with over 40 years with only a recent slight uptick. some parents and critics of the proposed consolidation say it targets students with predominantly minority cities. >> are you all right? are you okay? somebody call 911. okay? i'm going to help. this child is in ward 2 and 3 west of the park. i'm doing cpr. these children are in wards 7 and 8. they're going to sit there. >> reporter: could the district save money in all of this? as it pertains to personnel only, councilman david ka tain ya seems to think so. in excess of $71 million in savings. >> reporter: and the buildings, possibly rent them says the chancellor, until they can be used by dcps again.
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as council member david ka tain ya put it, this is very tough medicine for a very sick patient. another hearing next monday and then the final decision will be made in january. >> the principal at culler high school remains behind bars on an assault charge. her name is thelma jarrett. she and two other school employees, police say, attacked a woman during a high school football game. the victim is not talking about it, but her husband says she's devastated. >> my wife was attacked, you know, by three women, and i just want justice. it's outrage. >> reporter: jarrett is due in court tomorrow. she remains on administrative leave from coolidge high school as this investigation continues. police just released a picture of a man who assaulted a student in a public library. the 17-year-old victim says the man was stalking her inside the jefferson library in falls church last week. she fried to get away by running
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into the bathroom but claims he followed her abd assaulted her there. concern over several armed robberies prompted some officers to meet with community members tonight. people live in an apartment complex across from the morgan boulevard station are concerned about their safety. there have been two armed robberies in that area in the past week. one woman tells news4 her boyfriend was robbed a month ago. >> he was outside smoking a cigarette and two teenagers came up to him and asked him for his phone. he said no. he they said, we're going to take it from you. he ended up running and going through another door and eshting the home. >> reporter: metro says the crimes all happened off their property. up next, millions of tax dollars spent on an empty field. now years later it remains untouched. tonight the i-team investigates. celebrity chef roasted by the "new york times." some people wonder whether the review crossed the line. how about our weather, doug?
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>> a cool night tonight and we have showers trying to make their way into the area. i'll let you know if that will affect your morning commute. plus, thanksgiving,
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tonight critics are weighing in on a blistering review in the "new york times." guy traferrerry's spot was compd
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to radiator fluid and formaldehyde. fearry thinks his food network fame made him an easy target. "washington post" critic gave us his take. >> i don't think this would happen to a regular citizen chef in new york. this guy happens to be a big food network star, a big target. in pete well's defense, he did go to the restaurant four times. >> this could very well be the author's hope. tonight frustration building over a record setting land purchase in one of the area's wealthiest communities. >> it cost taxpayers millions but the land remains undeveloped and proposed athletic fields are nowhere in sight. iteam reports on the fight over solano park. >> reporter: youth sports is serious business in northern virginia. with schools busting at the seams, space is tight when it
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comes to field space. which is why a battle is brewing off field over one of the last undeveloped patches of land in mcclain. in 2005, fair fox county bought an easement for this property. the price tag? $16 million. the most expensive land purchase in county historhistory. >> stated by the county executive this deal would not happen unless there were athletic fields in the arrange. >> reporter: a copy of the deed details 10 of the 41 acres in the easement could be used for recreation purposes, including two natural turf rectangular fields, a playground, picnic area with shelter and public trails. but seven years later, the land remains untouched and the county says the owner has now changed his mind. >> we didn't do the deal to sell it for athletic feel fields. we did it for a conservation ease. i think we've gotten the easement. >> reporter: dan duval says he
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could have made millions more by offering it to developments. instead, he offered it to the county as an easement. >> we really wanted to preserve this resource for current and future generations. it is it a unique property. >> we have been asking the county for space to build fields for deck i'ds. >> reporter: joel stillman was mcclain youth athletic says there's a desperate need for fields at sa loan na. >> it encompasses less than 10% of the property, over 90% is left for educational and historical purposes. >> reporter: so on one side you have stillman, who's gathered 2500 signatures from residents supporting his plan. the opposing plan nearby neighbors who tell iteam dan duvall is rallying opposition to the fields, something he denies. >> we didn't go around in back doors and try and defeat anything. >> reporter: with so much disagreement, county supervisor john foust created a task force
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to find out what the community really wants. >> we're not going to rush into doing something that we regret. >> reporter: that task force, including duval and stillman, will make a recommendation to the park authority next year, which has final say over what happens. but any development could be years away. >> perhaps if it we're not going to put fields there, the price ought to be renoeshted. >> reporter: a historic $16 million piece of land skill with an uncertain future. what do you think this place will look like in five years? >> i suspect it's going to look a lot like it does now. >> the park authority says historical and wetland surveys still need to be completed and they could limit the number of fields at sa loan na. duval says if the community ends up wanting the fields there in the end, he will accept it. he says so far his family has received about $6 million of the $16 million for the easement. it's cold out there tonight.
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>> cold out there but about six degrees warmer than last night because of cloud cover that's moved in. also a few showers in towards portions of southern maryland. we'll continue to watch those as they try to move our way. let's show you first off a fairly nice evening if you like it cold. believe me, there are a lot of you saying bring on the cool weather, a beautiful shot of the capitol, little earlier this evening, just a gorgeous night out there to maybe take a little walk. the wind began to ease a little bit with temperatures in the mid-40s, as long as you were bundled up, not bad. high temperature today 51 degrees yet again well below afg, our average high 58. most areas 5 to 10 degrees below average today and nowhere near the record. look at the record high, 83 set back in 1993. that shows you how warm we can still get this time of year. 44 degrees the current number, winds oust northeast at 7 miles per hour. last night at this time we were sitting at 38 and there were already some areas into the 20s. you are not seeing that tonight
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as a result of the cloud cover. 32 in winchester and into frederick, the coolest spots, 36 in manassas. the rain toward the south, in through southern maryland, st. mary's county, along the northern neck it of the potomap mostly light rain and will continue to be. leonardtown, mechanicsville, toward calvert beach, as this slowly moves to the north and east. this is all part of a small storm system right now moving to the north and east. you can see what i'm talking about. but you also notice all the cloud cover associated with the area of low pressure. the heaviest rain with this down toward the south in through the cape and portions of newport news. but back to the west seeing some clearing skies back here, and that is going to mean good news for tomorrow. chilly air once again with the clouds that remain tomorrow, high pressure moving in, the storm system moves out to sea and in behind it we're still cool but sunshine tomorrow, i
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think we'll see a pretty nice friday. and on saturday as the high builds in even more, i think we'll see plenty of sunshine and even though temperatures will be below average still, we're looking at a beautiful afternoon. starting off quite chilly burr by afternoon you'l be a-okay. partly cloudy, chilly again, 28 to 38 degrees tomorrow morning. i think we'll see sunshine during the morning hourz. then torm afternoon, sun and cloud mix, still some cool conditions, 51 to about 55 degrees, winds oust the northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. next couple of days, 54 on your saturday with some sunshine, sunday looking good although increasing clouds and a little more of a northeasterly wind. the redskins game is looking good if you're thinking of heading out there. monday still a chance for maybe some a.m. low clouds, maybe a little drizzle. then we should see some late in the day sunshine monday, then setting us for what could be a pretty good week next week as we head toward the holiday. a lot of people having time off,
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a lot traveling. the best day of the forecast just happens to be thanksgiving, temperatures near 60 degrees. >> got to love that. thank you, doug. thank you, doug. we've got sports coming up
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when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule.
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they have to win. just that simple. >> mike weiss said the other day, this is just a can't-lose game, not a must-win. you cannot lose. it's hard to say who the sunday game is more important for, redskins have gone from offensive juggernaut to afterthought. the 'phins have only scored 25 points combined the last two games. if you listen to cal shanahan, this eagles defense will be another stiff test. >> this defense is not real confusing. they play their gaps. they play their fronts and get after you. this team plays fast and the main thing is beating the man in
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front of you. that's a huge challenge. they really crash the pocket. they crash the o-line every single play, whether it's a run or pass. early turns people, it's hard to get outside on it and muddies everything up and pushes everything to the middle. it can be a tough of defense to run on and a real tough defense to throw on. college football uva hosting north carolina. to become bowl eligible they needed to win out. in the second, tar heels up 14-3. phillip simms looking to bring the cavs back. scrambling out of the pocket, trying to make something happen, that is exactly what he does. finds darius jennings wide open in the end zone, cavaliers down by four now. later in the seconding quarter, virginia rotates quarterbacks. this is michael rock co-under center for the cavs, and this not good. uh-oh, picked off by trey boston, and i've got more than a feeling. boston taking this one to the house, a 36-yard return.
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get the music reference, "more than a feeling"? thanks for the great feedback, guys. tar heels win 37-13. >> wow. maryland should have their freshman sensation stefan digs back in the lineup, listed probable for the terps home season finale. down in blacksburg, the hokies had no problems on the hardwood. james johnson his firth r first season at virginia tech, taking on zmi. gentleman rely eddie comes up with this one, ahead to eric grain and we call this a man-sized jam. green throwing it down with authority. he had 21, tech's leading scorer now over 1,000 for his career. playing some defense, too. green with the steal. he had three in the game, over to joey van zegran for the dunk, tech wins 95-80. the hokies now a perfect 3-0 on the season. let's go across the street
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to bender arena, jeff jones' eagles hosting. birch passes to steven lumpkins down low,s part of a 7-0 au run. final minute be, au up by two. john castle, check out this shot, high off the glass to tie it up. late in the game with 20 seconds to go, au hit a couple of free throws, last chance for the mount, oh, no! they lost it. so au holds on to win 62-57, au now 2-1 on the season. college basketball in full force. >> i remember jergus saying you cannot win with switching up more than one quarterback. >> i can't think of any that have done it. >> no more to be said. >> no more to be said. >> can't lose is a go
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in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with job training, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c.,
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what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger.
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with all the rave reviews angd oscar buzz surrounding the film "lincoln" it might be a tough ticket to get when it opens tomorrow but no screening will be harder to get in than the one this evening. president obama hosted the cast and crew members from "lincoln" at a special showing at the white house. director steven spielberg, daniel day lieu wois who played abe lincoln and sally field were all expected to attend. you know, i went to the white house theater years ago.
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and wewatched the uncut "spart i cuss" it was uncomfortable because it there was a's scene that never made it into the movie. it was president bush the first one, we thought, maybe we shouldn't have done this together. doug, is it going to stay cold? looking good. is that tmi? >> that's interesting.
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